Hammers to open keeper talks
By Steve Luckings
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The goalkeeper was thrust into the first team by Hammers boss Alan Pardew after England custodian James joined Manchester City in January and has proved himself an apt replacement.
Pardew is keen to show his faith in his shot-stopper and wants to reward him with a new deal with his current contract due to expire in the summer.
Bywater said: "The manager pulled me in and said we had to sort something out. My advisors have a meeting arranged this week.
"Hopefully we can get something sorted out before the end of the season," he told the club's website.